Seaplane Excursions

Maldives

With your own sea plane you will surf the best waves of the country. Guaranteed! This is a real once in a lifetime trip.

LowPressure Stormrider's Surf Guide says

Over the last decade, Maldives has gained a solid reputation for clean, almost beginner-friendly waves that break on the most exposed parts of the atoll reefs. Comprised of 26 atolls, surfing in the Maldives has remained focused on North Malé, which claims the best density of lefts and rights within a 2hr cruise. Combined with an appealing proximity to Hulhumalé international airport, it’s an especially convenient, fun-wave playground for time-restricted, wealthy travellers. The Maldives surf has been one of the longest kept secrets, because Australian Tony Hinde managed to keep it quiet among his close friends between 1974 and 1988. These days, the 4 passes gathering the bulk of the swell are often crowded with all types and abilities of recreational surfers, from the resorts, guest-houses or charter boats, but the vibe is always laid-back and friendly.

Find more general info about when to go and statistics on the Low Pressure’s Stormrider Guide website

 

Condition descriptions provided by the Operator

Surf

The Maldives has surf potential unlike anywhere on this planet. The 1200 tiny islands (many have reef passes) are condensed into a relatively small area, and blessed with a steady supply of Indian Ocean swell, make the Maldives one of the planet’s most consistent yet intricate surf zones. While the numerous surf resorts and boats conglomerate around 8 main breaks, (that are of high quality but increasingly crowded).

Most countries have one single coastline that makes finding surf reasonably straightforward. However The Maldives’ maze of reef passes, varying swell directions (normally S, SE or SW) and changing winds means that world class waves often occur in secluded hideaways where surfers don’t visit. While some breaks might be tiny, that same day (due to a more compatible swell direction) others could be six feet and pumping.

All that is required is a detailed knowledge of these variables and a fast mode of transport. Whether your dream wave is a head high peeler or double overhead tube, you can be assured this is your best opportunity to revel in fantastic surf with just yourself and friends out.


Seasons

April to November are the best months for surf, though we can and do operate these trips year round. Please let us know what type of waves you are ideally seeking and we can advise on when we think might be your optimum time of year.